Definitions of variance

  1. the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The quality or state of being variant; change of condition; variation. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Difference that produce dispute or controversy; disagreement; dissension; discord; dispute; quarrel. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An exception to a zoning ordinance, usually granted by a local government. For example, if you own an oddly shaped lot that could not accommodate a home in accordance with your city's setback requirement, you could apply at the appropriate office for a variance allowing you to build closer to a boundary line.
  5. A disagreement or difference between two parts of the same legal proceeding, which, to be effectual, ought to agree, - as between the writ and the declaration, or between the allegation and the proof. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of changing or differing; degree of alteration or change; a difference of opinion; a disagreement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. State of being varied: an alteration: a change of condition: difference that arises from or produces dispute. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Disagreement; dispute. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of varying; dissension; discord. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Difference that produces dispute or controversy; disagreement; discord; a difference between a declaration and a writ, or the deed on which it is grounded. At variance, in disagreement; in a state of dissension or of enmity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Disagreement; difference; controversy; dissension; at variance, in a state of disagreement or enmity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for variance

  1. King and Parliament were at hopeless variance – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. Fashion in this, as in most other instances, is at direct variance with common sense. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse